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CBS Grabs Pilot Starring Tom Papa, Produced By Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

CBS has landed a sought after comedy pilot from executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Deadline reports. The multi-camera sitcom More Time With Family will star standup and radio host Tom Papa as a guy "who changes his career and gives up a life on the road to spend more time at home with his family — but when he gets there, he realizes no one asked him to do that."

The show apparently originated when Papa and Damon worked together on movies The Informant and Behind The Candelabra, and is said to be based both on Papa's standup and Damon's real life experiences. More Time will be written by former King of [...]

Talking to Tom Papa About Rob Zombie, His Radio Show, and Variety in the NY Comedy Scene

Tom Papa is bringing classic showbiz style into modern comedy. His Sirius XM show, Come to Papa, features both long interviews with comedians and a monthly scripted show in the style of an old-fashioned radio comedy. His latest Rob Zombie-drected standup special, Freaked Out, is also an homage to variety shows of the past, complete with a brightly colored set and dancing girls. I caught up with him in Montreal at the Just For Laughs festival to talk about making his special stand out, doing jokes about his kids, and bouncing around the New York comedy scene.

How did you get involved with Rob Zombie? I know he also did your last one.

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Tom Papa Is Going to Give TBS the Naked Truth

IFC's not the only network working up new shows with standup comics. TBS has ordered a pilot for Naked Truth, a series hosted by Tom Papa that will feature a different panel of three comedians in each episode, where they'll "discuss and riff on topics in the zeitgeist, stories big and small, all with a comedic twist." On the one hand, watching comedians hang out and riff off each other's bits is usually a lot of fun. On the other hand, the last we heard from Tom Papa was the truly horrible Marriage Ref on NBC, which managed to make Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey unappealing and [...]